As a kid, I remember a particular night spent with my family around the table for a special meal. My mom put together a wonderful fondue dinner. I’m not sure if it was the fancy fondue pot, the fact that each of us had our own special skewer that we got to use to spear delicious tidbits with, or dipping them in that yummy pot of warm cheesy dip. We didn’t have it often, but when we did it was always special. Fast forward a few years (we’re just going to leave that there) and fondue is not only holding steady, but it seems to be evolving. There are so many great fondue recipes out there. It doesn’t matter if you prefer sweet or savory flavors, there’s a fondue recipe for you. Imagine dipping a slice of crusty sourdough bread into a Cheddar Cheese and Beer Fondue. Or what about dipping cheesy garlic breadsticks into Pizza Fondue. Need something on the sweet side? How about dipping some ripe strawberries, juicy pineapple, sweet oranges, soft marshmallows, or salty pretzels into Bittersweet Chocolate Fondue.
With its endless varieties, fondue has a place in nearly every modern kitchen. The Fondue Bible by Ilana Simon, now in its 2nd edition, is packed with so many amazing recipes (stay tuned for a giveaway) you’re bound to find a new favorite. The updated edition includes over 200 recipes, a meal planning guide, and tips and tricks for perfect fondue cooking. The Fondue Bible includes recipes for hot oil fondues such as Ginger Beef Fondue, Zesty Lime Chicken, and Tempura Vegetables. It also gives recipes for savory broth fondues like Mongolian Hot Pot, Honey Garlic Chicken Fondue and Thai Pork Fondue in Lemon Grass Broth. And let’s not forget the more traditional fondue recipes such as Cheddar Cheese and Beer Fondue and the always popular Kid’s Favorite Chocolate Fondue.
Is your mouth watering yet? Are you excited to share a fondue night with the special people in your life? You’re in luck! I’ve got a fun chocolate fondue recipe to share with you as well as a one copy of The Fondue Bible up for grabs! Let’s get started with that recipe – you can find the form to enter the giveaway after the recipe.
Reprinted with permission from Robert Rose Books.
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 8 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 tbsp candy sprinkles
Cut up fruit and other dippers (except for bananas). Sprinkle lemon juice on apple and pear wedges.
In the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water, heat cream until warm. Add chocolate, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and transfer immediately to dessert fondue pot over candle flame. Add sprinkles just before serving.
Spear a piece of fruit or cake with fondue fork and dip in fondue.
Tip When chocolate is chopped, it melts more evenly. Make ahead Chop chocolate Serve with… Strawberries, banana slices, orange sections, pear wedges, apple wedges, vanilla wafers, sponge cake cubes, marshmallows, maraschino cherries.
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